Hindley Top Lock to Appley Bridge via Canal Towpath Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameHindley Top Lock to Appley Bridge via Canal Towpath
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationWithington Lane (Off B5238), Hindley
End LocationMill Lane, Appley Bridge
Cycle Steps
1. This is a run exclusively on canal towpaths. It is downhill for first section of route, with some road crossings when the canal disappears under the roads. It changes to flat on the approach to Wigan, and the scenery changes to an urban landscape. Once through Wigan this soon gives way to picturesque countryside views. The Gathurst and Appley Bridge sections of the route are busy with walkers on weekends. So I suggest that you invest in a loud bell, give them plenty of warning of your approach, but still be prepared to be scowled at.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Halford in Wigan, Alans bikes also in Wigan